PSA (Public Service Announcements)

 

 

Thanksgiving Closings (END NOV 25)

In observance of Thanksgiving, all county agency buildings in Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham counties will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday November 25. For more information on holiday closings or restricted operations, call your county administration building or visit their governmental website. Also in observance of Thanksgiving, all Greensboro City offices will be closed November 24 and 25, with no trash or recycling collection on Thanksgiving Day. Instead, Thursday’s collection will take place on Wednesday. Friday’s collection remains the same. The Public Library, History Museum, and Cultural Center will be closed both days. GTA will not operate on Thursday but will run on a weekend schedule for Friday. All City parks, trails, and greenways remain open. For more information, visit greensboro-nc.gov.

 

Warmth Project Donations (END NOV 27)

As part of the Warmth Project, Zeta Amicae of Greensboro will be collecting warmth items for the homeless. Items collected will be donated to 16 Cents Ministry. The final collection date is Sunday, November 27 from 2-4pm. For further details, visit www.16centsministry.org or call 3362542793.

 

Talk With Tai (END NOV 30)

Throughout the month of November, Greensboro City Manager Taiwo Jaiyeoba will host his second round of “Talk with Tai: City Manager Listening Sessions.” Residents are encouraged to attend, ask questions, and engage with the City Manager about topics such as the Police Chief and Public Transit Director search processes, input into the next budget, housing, homelessness, and more. For a full schedule, visit greensboro-nc.gov.

 

Winter Wishes in Aggieland (END NOV 30)

North Carolina A&T State University will sponsor holiday gifts for 200 children placed in the Guilford County foster care system as part of its annual Winter Wishes in Aggieland. New, unwrapped wishes labeled with the child’s name should be delivered to the Deese Clock Tower on December 2, between noon and 3pm, with registration completed by Wednesday, November 30. For more information, please email chancellor@ncat.edu.

 

Help Develop Peeler Recreation Center Mural (END NOV 30)

Greensboro native and artist James Raleigh Jr. has been chosen to design and install a mural at Peeler Recreation Center. Raleigh will host a community event from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, November 30 at McGirt-Horton Public Library, 2501 Phillips Ave. Greensboro residents who use or live near Peeler Recreation Center are invited to meet Raleigh and participate in family-friendly art activities. He will ask community members to share stories, history or personal experiences related to the recreation center and offer ideas for what they would like to see on the mural. Learn more at www.creativegreensboro.com.

 

GMCPD 37th Annual Shopper’s Day (END DEC 01)

The Greensboro Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities is asking the community to donate to make possible its 37th annual Shopper’s Day, December 1, at 410 Four Seasons Towne Center in Greensboro. This one-of-a-kind, free event will be held in-person for the first time since 2019. There will live musical performances, refreshments, a gift-wrapping station, and more. For more information or to donate, visit greensboro-nc.gov/MayorsCommittee.

 

Life Lifter’s Gospel Fest (END DEC 03)

Life Lifter’s Church presents the 2022 Greensboro Gospel Fest, Saturday, December 3, at 4309 Burlington Rd in Greensboro, featuring New Creation, John Thorpe and Truth, Fabulous Kings of Harmony, Chosen Disciples, New Faithfulheirs, and Valinda Lucas, with Master of Ceremony Pastor Harvey (CHIP) Rice. Festivities start at 4pm. Doors open at 2pm. For more information, call 336-214-7664.

 

Creative Greensboro Opus Concert Series (END DEC 03)

Creative Greensboro, the City’s office for arts and culture, presents the Opus Concert Series this fall with five free concerts featuring the Choral Society of Greensboro, Philharmonia of Greensboro, Greensboro Big Band, and Greensboro Concert Band. Concerts will take place October 29 through December 3 at various Greensboro venues. To learn more about these free to attend events, visit creativegreensboro.com.

 

SHIIP for Medicare Open Enrollment (END DEC 07)

The Senior’s Health Insurance Information Program can help you make informed choices for your Medicare Health Insurance year-round and during Open Enrollment, October 15th through December 7th. Counselors do not sell or recommend Medicare plans. Call Senior Resources of Guilford at 336-373-4816 Ext 253 for an appointment or for questions about Medicare. 

 

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert (END DEC 09)

The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra presents its Holiday Concert, featuring A&T’s own Victor Solomon, Friday, December 9th, at 7pm, at Williams High School in Burlington. Admission and parking are free with a donation of non-perishable food items. For more information regarding this open to the public event, call the Greensboro Symphony at 336-335-5456 ext. 239.

 

A&T Commencement (END DEC 10)

North Carolina A&T State University’s 2022 Fall Commencement will take place Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th at the Greensboro Coliseum, with respective keynote speakers Woodrow W. Winchester III and Jini Davis Thornton. The graduate student ceremony will be held Friday at 3pm, with the baccalaureate on Saturday at 8:30am. For more information, visit ncat.edu.

 

Room at the Inn Gift Wrapping (END DEC 10)

Room At The Inn will be hosting a gift wrapping event at their office in Kernersville on Saturday, December 10th from 10am-6pm. Bring your presents after a day of shopping and drop them off, or have a cup of hot chocolate while you wait. Donations are welcome! The office is located at 900 Old Winston Road, Suite 120 around the back. For more information, call 336-996-3788.

 

Audition for Short Tales For Children (END DEC 10)

Creative Greensboro is holding auditions for its annual “Short Tales for Children” program. Children (ages 7-15) may audition Friday, December 9, from 6-8 pm, and Saturday, December 10, from 1-3 pm, at the Stephen D. Hyers Theatre in the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. No experience is necessary and every child who auditions will be cast in the show. Register to audition at creativegreensboro.com.

 

HRC Meet-and-Greet (END DEC 14)

The Greensboro Human Rights Commission Meet-and-Greet will take place on Wednesday, December 14, at 6 pm, at the Barber Park Event Center, 1502 Barber Park Drive. Attending will be representatives from the Commission on the Status of Women, the Ad hoc Committee on African-American Disparities, the Transgender Task Force, and the International Advisory Committee. For more information, call 336-373-2038.

 

Volunteer at Santa’s Workshop (END DEC 15)

Community volunteers are needed December 13-15 to assist with the Greensboro Youth Council’s “Santa’s Workshop” program, which will provide free toys and other gifts to hundreds of local children. Slots are available each day, from 5:30-7:30pm, for teens and adults to help clean and sort toys and other giveaway items. To learn more or to register, visit greensboro-nc.gov/SantasWorkshop.

 

Hyers Residency Application Open (END DEC 15)

Creative Greensboro is accepting new proposals from individuals and organizations to be in residency at the Stephen D. Hyers Theatre at the Greensboro Cultural Center. The program provides a rent-free, four-week residency for dance, theater, music, and poetry projects. The priority application window is open until 5 pm on December 15. Learn more and apply online at creativegreensboro.com.

 

BOLANIE Winter Gala and Silent Auction (END DEC 18)

BOLANIE Enterprises is hosting its Inaugural Winter Gala and Silent Auction to raise funds to combat chronic homelessness, Sunday, December 18, from 6-9pm, at the Barber Park Event Center, 1502 Barber Park Dr. in Greensboro. This is a ticketed event. For more information, email admin@bolanie-enterprises.com.

 

Greensboro Special Holiday Events (END DEC 20)

Every week through December 20, the Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department will host special holiday events, giving opportunities, cooking, crafts, contests, and more. For a complete schedule of locations and times, including event descriptions, visit greensboro-nc.gov and search “holiday events.”

 

First Round Loose Leaf Collection (END DEC 22)

The City of Greensboro’s first round of loose leaf collection will run from November 7 through December 22, subject to inclement weather delays. Accordingly, property owners are encouraged to observe the following tips: Rake leaves to the edge of your yard, behind the curb, and do not put leaves in the street or on the sidewalk.  Remove sticks, rocks, and other debris that may damage City equipment.  Do not park vehicles on, in front of, or near leaves.  And check the city’s interactive map to find out where your neighborhood is on the leaf collection schedule. Residents may also use the City’s year-round yard waste program to dispose of leaves in clear plastic bags, or a plastic or metal garbage can, on your regular trash collection day. More info can be found at Greensboro-nc.gov/leaves.

 

True Worship CC End Of Year Program (END DEC 30)

True Worship Christian Center presents its End of Year Program hosted by Bishop Gregory Norwood, with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Luther Barnes, 7:30pm nightly, December 29 and 30, at 830 W. Green Drive in High Point.

 

Piedmont Discovery Scavenger Hunt (END DEC 30)

Eight local cities and towns have launched the Piedmont Discovery Scavenger Hunt. Each month, the county-wide contest will give away new prizes for participants. For more information, or to enter, visit piedmontdiscoveryapp.com.

 

Second Round Loose Leaf Collection (END JAN 27)

The City of Greensboro’s second round of loose leaf collection will run from December 28 through January 27, subject to inclement weather delays. Accordingly, property owners are encouraged to observe the following tips: Rake leaves to the edge of your yard, behind the curb, and do not put leaves in the street or on the sidewalk.  Remove sticks, rocks, and other debris that may damage City equipment.  Do not park vehicles on, in front of, or near leaves.  And check the city’s interactive map to find out where your neighborhood is on the leaf collection schedule. Residents may also use the City’s year-round yard waste program to dispose of leaves in clear plastic bags, or a plastic or metal garbage can, on your regular trash collection day. More info can be found at Greensboro-nc.gov/leaves.

 

Vendors Sought For Spring International Festival (END MAR 31)

The IB students of Ben L Smith High School are actively seeking vendors and food trucks for their upcoming Spring International Festival. The festival will highlight Internationalism from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The deadline for vendors is Friday, March 31. For more information, contact Ms. Turner at 336-294-7300 x 1657 or via email at turnert@gcsnc.com.

 

Free Computer Classes at the Library

After a long pandemic pause, free computer classes are back at the Greensboro Public Library. Classes at the Central Library are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Several branch locations offer classes as well. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required. To register, call 336-335-5430. Or for complete details, including dates and times, check out the Library’s online calendar by visiting greensborolibrary.org. 

 

Progressive Toastmasters

Due to COVID -19 procedures, Progressive Toastmasters will be meeting virtually by Zoom Conference Call on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 pm. This is an opportunity to improve the quality of your presentations, impromptu speaking skills, and of course networking! Everyone is welcome to Toastmasters weekly meetings. For the registration link, please contact Gail Torres at gail2813@aol.com.

 

Aggies At The Goal Line

For the past 6 years, the Aggies at the Goal Line program has been helping former North Carolina A&T students of all ages complete their degrees. If you never finished your degree and it’s been at least 2 years since you last attended A&T, contact Aggies at the Goal Line via AGL@ncat.edu. Reach out today! Scholarships are available. Don’t let anything hold you back!

 

Take Me Home

The Greensboro Police Department will be participating in the “Take Me Home” program. “Take Me Home” is a free program that allows family members and legal guardians to upload critical information for individuals with a cognitive impairment or developmental disability in the event that a registered individual encounters law enforcement or is reported missing. For more information, visit: greensboro-nc.gov/TakeMeHome.

 

Guilford County Schools

– Guilford County School’s youth crisis hotline, 336-332-7295, is currently open to students dealing with anxiety, depression, abuse, suicidal thoughts, hunger, or any other form of crisis. For emergency, you should still call 911. Additionally, the GCS general information line, 336-332-7290, can be used Monday through Friday from 8 am – 7 pm.

 

TRIAD Goodwill Accepts Food Donations

A lot of people don’t know this, but Triad Goodwill accepts food donations and routes them to local food banks. Non-perishable food items are collected in all 23 Donation Centers located in Guilford, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham and Caswell counties. For more information, call 336-544-5305 or visit triadgoodwill.org.

 

Styrofoam Recycling

While foam and Styrofoam aren’t recyclable in Greensboro’s recycling program, residents and businesses that want to recycle foam may now bring it to 1310 W. Gate City Blvd. Foam dropped off at this location will be made into picture frames and molding in New Jersey. Proceeds from the sale of foam will go back to support Tiny House Community Development’s efforts to reduce homelessness in the Triad. For more info, call 919-622-3303.

 

Glass Recycling

The City of Greensboro is no longer accepting glass, large plastic items, pots and pans, and shredded paper in its recycling program. Visit greensboro-nc.gov/recycle for locations you can recycle glass going forward.

 

Library Makerspace

Greensboro Public Library invites both kids and adults to explore the 3D printers, cameras, audio production equipment, and sewing machines within one of its various Makerspaces. For more info, call 336-335-5430.